rock specialized sound tech and guitarist focused on time correction and intonation (with melodyne 4 studio) of drums, guitar/bass and voice I work with my Maestro: Maurizio, he has 30 year experience bass and keys player, world tour as progressive and rock musician and arranger.
We are Bianco Banana Studio!
We are used to:
tune/quantize your tracks
mix live recorded stuff
edit and master your podcast
Our mix system is hybrid analog/digital: we use the best plugin on the market to surgically treat your tracks, and enjoy the flavour of a vintage mixing board to give the final touch and mixdown.
We love the sound and style of the golden era of classic rock, with the
Italian mother tongue, fluent English speaking!
Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.
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Interview with Bianco Banana Studio
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I recorded and mix a live performance of "chocolate kings" PFM tribute with original singer Lanzetti I produced, played and mixed my band EP at the age of 22, and I still love it!
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: a prog rock EP
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: not for now! I hope to meet great musician and engineer soon
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: both!depend on the vibe and the mood of the song
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: we want to produce best music. all the time, every work, it's our masterpeace
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: when you feel a customer proud and happy of our work
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: they ask: can you make us sound better musician than we are? the answer: if you could just listen...
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: vintage and nostalgic sound doesn't mean old!
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: is this song represent you? do you truly believe in what you are communicating in the song?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: hire someone that understand you deeply!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: leatherman multi tool and flashlight! in studio: 1- fab filter pro q 2 eq 2- multiband compressor 3- line 6 helix 4- grado headphones 5- vintage delay like roland space echo
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I work mostly as live-music sound technician since 2008, and slowly growing as studio mix and composer engeneer my maestro started his musical career in late '70..and never stop playing!
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: vintage sound! warm, in the face songs, that really excite the listener
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: everyone who really loves music and enjoy being a musician
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: high pass everything!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: rock, progressive, pop rock, acoustic and folk music
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: focus on every detail of a song
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: we want to communicate to customer and final listener our passion and commitment for music. our mission is to make and listen great music!
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: edit tracks and fix timing and intonation start apply compression, EQ and FX. work on arrangement and sound edit. when structure, arrangement, little extra-sound (like special sounds, doubling, noises ora special sound effects) is set, we make final mix and check it on several sources. after a couple days or so break, we check everything with fresh ears, and enjoy a beautifull song!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: a small but confortable room with a couple of ns-10 and a couple o jbl midfield monitors, a Hallen and Heat saber 8 analog mixer, with two rme fireface 800 into windows pc. also a macbook pro with maschine mk3 and a master midi keyboard a recording room with yamaha drum and a SVT ampeg bass amp Settled in a small and peacefull village in the tuscany countryside
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: CLA, Rubin, Albini the rock monsters Zeppelin, pink floyd, deep purple etc. the italian progressive PFM, banco del mutuo soccorso, Area etc. the california punk rock in '90
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: edit, quantize, intonation tracks mix studio, home or live recorded tracks arrange and compose demos and from demos to actual songs